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Hill 18.3 Mystica

Some boats come together quickly and with apparently little effort. Others seem to struggle every step of the way. And some, like the latest Roger Hill catamaran, Mystica, just naturally

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Tristram 641 – Cabin

Now with a range of models targeting the fishing market, Tristram Marine has released its latest model to the Offshore range, the 641. Freddy Foote checks out this new model

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Surtees 5.5 – Hardtop

With 20-years of boat building under their belt in 2013, Surtees Boats continues to be at the forefront of alloy boat building in Australasia. We sent Freddy Foote along to

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Looking Back 20 Years

It’s our birthday 20 Years of 100% Powerboat Dedication Pacific PowerBoat (2011-now) In Part three of our pictorial essay on some of the cool boats we have done over the

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Stabicraft 2600 – Hardtop

Officially released at the 2013 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, the new Stabicraft 2600 Supercab is the new version of the previous 2570 Supercab. There have been a few changes

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Southern XP 816 – Hardtop

Southern Boats say that they pride themselves in presenting one of the finest handcrafted alloy boats available and after looking over the first of the new XP816 HTE models I

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Choosing Pontoon Boats

Mention a pontoon boat to a Kiwi or Aussie and they will immediately think about a monohull with tubes. However not so in the US, where a pontoon boat is

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Senator 650 – Hardtop

In one of the most crowded sections of the alloy boat market, the Senator RH650’s combination of good looks, performance and sheer fish-ability ensures that it will stand out. I’m

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Sea Ray 190 – Bowrider

Sea Ray’s mission statement for the 190 perfectly sums up this hot bowrider: To offer a well-built bowrider model to boaters who seek a stylish, powerful, well-equipped boat for comfortable

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Scorpion 610 HT – Hardtop

The Scorpion 610 HT is the biggest selling boat in the expansive Scorpion range and has been designed unashamedly towards the fishing enthusiast. As the hardtop evolution continues, so do

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Boat Review: Surtees 6.7 GameFisher

We look at some of the more popular cabin and hardtop production boats around 6.5m. The aluminium boat market is dominated by mid-size cabin and hardtop models, with most manufacturers offering a boat

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Maverick Renegade Power Cat

Barry Thompson went to Taupo to check out the newest Maverick power cat and along the way picked up some handy hints from the experts on how to catch trout. I really enjoy adding something

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Scorpion 470 Runabout

Sportcraft Boats has been manufacturing and marketing Scorpion aluminium boats for a number of years now and one of the most popular has always been the 470. Recently they introduced

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Robalo 247 – Bowrider

The Robalo 247 is an extremely versatile bowrider that packs more features into its size than many larger volume boats. It is the largest model in the trio of dual

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Riviera 53 – Flybridge

Whether one cares to admit it, whether you like it or not, the current market trend is towards the pod-drive configuration, and Riviera has introduced the third such model in

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Riviera 50 – Flybridge

Riviera say that the new 50 Enclosed Flybridge is the dawn of an entirely new Riviera and while it still retains that unique Riviera look there are some interesting innovations

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Rayglass 2200 – Hardtop

After a steady release of new Legend models over the last number of years, an all-new model has joined the Rayglass stable, a boat born from customer and market demand.

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Ramco 4750 – Cabin

A name that epitomises the very heritage aluminium boat building in New Zealand is coming back. Barry Thompson checks out one of the smallest models in the all-new range. A

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Profile 635 HT – Hardtop

Hailing from Napier in the beautiful Hawkes Bay comes a relative newcomer to the industry, Profile Boats. With a growing reputation and having picked up a couple of major industry

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New Oceans 65 – Flybridge

First we were teased with the sedan version; New Ocean Yachts has quickly followed up on that milestone with the New Ocean Yachts 68 Enclosed Flybridge model which many suggest,

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Boat Review Innovision Explorer 606

Ex US president Bill Clinton had a simple message for those who questioned his often unfathomably-high levels of popularity: “It’s the economy, stupid.” After reviewing my second Innovision Explorer, I

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Painting an RIB

Recently we took delivery of a 5-year-old Rayglass Projet and while the bright yellow Hypalon tubes were still in great condition and lacking none of their sheen, it wasn’t the

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Meridian 441 – Flybridge

Meridian Yachts is one of North America’s fastest growing flybridge boat manufacturers and each model in its four-boat range is designed to deliver liveability, cruisability and manoeuvrability at an exceptional

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McLay Fortress – Runabout

Going smaller can have its benefits as Barry Thompson found out when he spent some time aboard the Mclay 4.8 Fortress dinghy. It’s interesting, but as you get older some

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Maritimo S50 – Sedan Cruiser

The new Maritimo S50 sedan could best be described as a crossover boat between the Maritimo Cabriolet and Motoryacht ranges, offering a lot of the best of both. Maritimo launched

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Maritimo M58 – Flybridge

Understated elegance is the best way to describe the overall look and presentation of Maritimo’s all new M58. Released at SCIBS, the acceptance of the new Maritimo M58 has been

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Maritimo M50 – Flybridge

Warren Steptoe asks the answer to whether the M50 is a better boat than the M48 it replaces. Maritimo’s M48 flybridge cruiser was a great success story for the iconic

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Maritimo M45 – Flybridge

The Maritimo M45 has been referred to as the Goldilocks boat….not too big and not too small, but just right. Barry Thompson checks out the latest shaft drive version and

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Boat Review Smuggler Strata 550

Smuggler Marine have in a few short years established an international reputation for their Strata RIBs, more especially their tender range. Barry Thompson took their most popular model, the wide

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Lazercraft 996 – Hardtop

When you are as serious about fishing as John Dunn is, then you know that his boat is going to be something special. His all-new custom-built Southern Lazer XP996 is

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Integrity 380FB – Flybridge

From the flybridge down Integrity’s 380 Flybridge is exactly the same boat as their 380 Sedan, but it’s a boat that will appeal to a different market. To flybridge enthusiasts

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Integrity 380 – Wheelhouse

When Integrity Motor Yachts Australia (IMYA) released the all-new 380 Sedan at the 2012 GCCM Expo, its sales staff were overwhelmed with the response they got from potential clients. It

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